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James Anthony Raymond
December 5, 1942 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
James A. Raymond, age 80 of Canal Fulton, passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at his home. Born December 5, 1942 in Akron, OH to the late James F. and Carolyn Ruth (Rodgers) Raymond.
Jim was a 1960 graduate of Garfield High School and after many years of night school while working two jobs, a 1971 graduate of the University of Akron, with a degree in Accounting.
He started his career at the age of nineteen on the shop floors of BFGoodrich building tires, surviving layoffs, buyouts and takeovers; he worked his way up through all iterations of the company for the next 51 years; ending his career managing logistics and international shipping for Lubrizol.
Jim was proudly a Summit County Special Deputy Sheriff for over 45 years, finally handing in his badge after the age 70. He could be found on Portage Lakes every weekend along with his partners patrolling in the Sheriff's boat. He apologizes for ever having confiscated your alcohol but remember, he could have cited you instead.
He enjoyed many things in this life but mostly motorcycle rides and traveling to Vegas with his loving wife of 32 years, Carol M. Raymond who preceded him in death just this year.
Jim leaves behind sons, James R. Raymond, Timothy (Tracy) Raymond and Matthew (Stherrim) Raymond. Step children, Shelley (Bowman) Earnsberger; Daniel (Nicole) Bowman and Jeffrey Bowman (Michelle Moore). Grandchildren Jamie (Raymond) Babbo, Atticus and Finbar Raymond, Nicholas and Andrew Raymond. Alex (Megan) Earnsberger, Zachary Earnsberger, Jordan Bowman (Ryan Fuller), Marisa and Carina Bowman. Great-grandchildren Joscalynn, Ali and Henry. And lastly, Autumn his faithful companion, who even in death refused to leave his side.
Per his wishes cremation has taken place and private services were held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Stark County Humane Society, PO Box 7077, Canton, OH 44705.